Posts Tagged ‘Beauty and the Beast’

The Beauty and the Beast VI

Monday, April 6th, 2020

This time I’ll show three of a kind — three extraordin­ary Twin Lens Reflex cam­er­as — in my tiny series about a beauty and a beast. Well, guess who’s the beauty and who’s the beast.

On the left side of the ring there is the
Mam­iya C330 Pro­fes­sion­al f
View­ing Lens: Mam­iya-Sekor 2.8/80mm
Tak­ing Lens: Mam­iya-Sekor 2.8/80mm
It is the ultra pro­fes­sion­al and most ver­sat­ile work­shorse. Built like a tank.
No light meter, but inter­change­able lenses and a min­im­um focus­sing dis­tance which allows nearly 1:1 repro­duc­tion ratio.

On the right side of the ring there is the
Yash­ica Mat 124G
View­ing Lens: Yashinon 2.8/80mm
Tak­ing Lens: : Yashinon 3.5/80mm
It is a Japan­ese copy of the ori­gin­al Rol­leiflex — in size, in its hand­ling and its look.
Light meter included.

Inbetween them both there is sit­ting the legend — the mas­ter of a class.
Rol­leiflex 2.8f
View­ing Lens: Heidos­mat 2.8/80mm
Tak­ing Lens: Zeiss Planar 2.8/80mm
Set­ting the stand­ard for a whole class of cam­er­as — the Twin Lens Reflex aka TLR.
Light meter included.

Just to men­tion, images were taken with an OM‑D E‑M1 and the fab­ulous M.Zuiko 2.8/60mm Macro Lens.

In case you’d like to com­ment, it’s appre­ci­ated … and maybe, you want to vis­it my web­site or my flickr page too.

So long … and thanks for all the fish.

The Beauty and the Beast V

Monday, October 21st, 2019

This time I’ll present two extraordin­ary lenses in my tiny series with a beauty and a beast. Well, guess who’s the beauty and who’s the beast.

On the left side of the ring there is the
Voigtländer Super-Wide-Heli­ar 4.5/15mm in M39 Mount
Optics: 8 ele­ments in 6 groups (incl. 1 aspher­ic­al ele­ment)
Aper­ture: f/4.5‑f/22
Min. focus­sing dis­tance: 0.3m
Weight: 105g
Length: 30.7mm

On the right side of the ring there is the
Tak­u­mar SMC 3.5/15mm in M42 Mount
Optics: 13 ele­ments in 12 groups (incl. 1 aspher­ic­al ele­ment)
There exist two ver­sions — depend­ing on the mark­ings on the dis­tance scale
7–4‑2 means with aspher­ic­al ele­ment, 7–3‑2 means w/o aspher­ic­al ele­ment
Aper­ture: f/3.5‑f/22
Fil­ters: UV, sky­light, yel­low and orange included
Min. focus­sing dis­tance: 0.3m
Weight: 570g
Length: 81,5mm

Just to men­tion, images were taken with a Sony A7R2 and the Carl Zeiss Jena Flekto­gon 2.4/35mm lens.

In case you’d like to com­ment, it’s appre­ci­ated … and maybe, you want to vis­it my web­site or my flickr page too.

So long … and thanks for all the fish.